Step 6: Repairing the armature and field windings

Remove any corrosion with wet and dry sand paper, and the commutator can be sanded and the back of a box cutter knife can be used to clean out between the segments. The insulation between the segments should be under cut to work correctly. Than an oily rag is used to wipe everything to help prevent any future corrosion.
<p>This is going to be very helpful to me. I bought my Aunt's 2000 Acura RL, and it has some starter problem. I think the bendix is not engaging with the flywheel sometimes. Do you have a way to check to see if the bendix is failing, without removing the starter from the car? It's way under the motor mount and driver's side front suspension.</p><p>John</p>
<p>hi John, You are going to have to take the starter off to check everything, but it sounds like the pinon gear, or ring gear could be worn out. </p>
<p>Not easy to do, unless you've the right skills. If you were able to refurbish that, you could refurbish any motor based part or even tool. </p><p>Good job, please upload for us more tutorials like this one.</p>
<p>Thanks aheibi, I think anyone could do this.</p>
<p>This is whay do you think. I've worked with people who have say they are fixing machines for 15 years and they not know how to hold a screwdriver.</p><p>When I've got my car, Civic '97, I didn't knew how to fix anything but after few turorials and a good logic - I'm repairing almost anything in my car. But then again you've got good repairing skills, I'm know when I'm seeing one :-)</p>
<p>Good instructable, but, as a Canadian. Unless you like screwing around under your car on a -30c Feb day. Just buy a new starter and be done with it. </p><p>From personal experience, it's just not worth it. Go to autozone or NAPA, get the part. Take it somewhere. Replace. Take the old one back and get your recore charge cash back. </p>
<p>can i make it long lasting by rewinding it for gokart project</p>
<p>probably not starter motors are not design for continuous use, try on of these</p><p><a href="http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/500-W-24-V-DC-electric-1020-motor-kit-w-speed-control-Throttle-f-scooter-ebike-/151206653634?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item23349e6ec2" rel="nofollow">http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/500-W-24-V-DC-electric-...</a></p>
very helpful to me. thank you very much
Very nice do-it yourself instructable. Our car starter motor got burned out recently, but here in India the entire new assembly for Maruti-Suzuki cars costs about Indian Rupees 2500 only ( that is about 40 dollars). We completely changed the entire assembly. Now I have removed all burned out coils and cleaned the parts. Can you suggest any use for these parts please..?
Hi antoniraj <br>There is not much you can do with a starter that is burnt out like yours, (boat anchor perhaps?) You may want to keep the solenoid and the pinion, for spares. <br>If it has the pull type solenoid, I have seen them used for an actuator to unlock doors, gates or a boot (trunk) release. There is a little bit of copper in the armature and the field coils that you use or sell.
Wow! This is a very thorough and neat instructable! Thanks for contributing! Now I know how to deal with a starter motor!<br><br>K.
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